Lumley to go on tour for the first time


Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley is to embark on his first live tour, in which you reveal anecdotes about his career in showbiz.

“It’s definitely exciting to start planning the stories that I can say, and that the rapture and gratitude with which I greet the public,” he said.

“I can be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show.”

All around Me the tour kicks off in Belfast on 5 October next year and ends in Aylesbury on the 10th November.

Other stops include Leicester, Blackpool, York, Cardiff and Dublin.

Lumley, who will be joined on stage by his friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put questions from the audience for her.

Lumley said: “The thought of this tour next year, traveling between the British Isles and Ireland, has completely taken over my waking hours. Nothing of all this came my way first. Oh, the people! This is especially for you, from me, with masses of love. I think that will be fabulous.”

Lumley, who was awarded with the Bafta Fellowship at the beginning of this year, is best known for playing champagne-swigging Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous.


After a start as a model she has been pushed to fame in the 1970s as Purdey in the New Avengers.

His other roles include a part in the film The Wolf of Wall Street, in which she played Aunt Emma, that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character uses to open a bank account in Switzerland to hide his money.

She is also a well-known activist and charity activist.

Has helped to ensure the rights of Gurkhas who retired before 1997 to settle in the UNITED kingdom. She is also a patron of the charity such as the Trust in the Children and Tree Aid, which combats poverty in Africa.

Tickets for Lumley, the tour will be on sale from Friday.

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